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Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Member (Part-Time)

Village of Tinley Park

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Contact Information

Address:

Village of Tinley Park
16250 S. Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 02/29/24

Salary:

  • $16.55 - $23.18/hour, DOQ

Population:

  • 56,000

Position Details

The Village of Tinley Park (population approximately 56,000) seeks dedicated and responsible applicants to support the Emergency Management Agency which provides both emergency and nonemergency support to other Village public safety agencies, as well as mutual aid support to other communities.

We are seeking to fill multiple year-round Part-Time EMA Member vacancies.

Detailed information on EMA Membership is available on:

www.tinleypark.org

The position of Part-Time EMA Member is responsible for assisting, observing and reporting emergency and non-emergency conditions within the Village.

This is a non-sworn with no law enforcement authority.

EMA Members will assist in duties such as:

  • Directing pedestrian and vehicular traffic
  • Monitoring crowd control during special events (parades, festivals, street fairs, and other special events)
  • First aid
  • Shelter operations
  • Emergency planning
  • Donation management
  • Other duties as required during a disaster or major incident
  • EMA members regularly provide traffic control for major concert events at the Credit Union Amphitheatre and other large Village scheduled events throughout the summer months.
  • EMA Members also work with Fire and Public Works, and other communities on an as needed basis when an emergency arises. 

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Acting as a liaison between the community and the Police Department during their respective assignment
  • Reporting conditions of streets, signs, curbs, sidewalks, obstructions of signs, signals, or vision
  • Observing and reporting conditions conducive to crime or criminal activity, fires, and request for medical services to the respective department of expertise
  • This role will also provide support to Police, Fire, Public Works, other departments, and agencies as needed or directed. 

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record.
  • Prior emergency management related experience is preferred.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • CPR certification is required within 3 months of hire.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the general public. 

The ideal candidate:

  • Will be familiar with emergency management services, have an interest in serving the community, and be dedicated to working special events and responding to emergency situations whenever they may occur.
  • They must be able to safely operate Village vehicles in all weather conditions, work under stressful situations involving public contact, and work effectively independently with little supervision or as a team member and within the guidelines of standard operating procedures, department rules and regulations, and within the scope of authority for the position.
  • They will be vigilant in the detection of dangerous or hazardous conditions or situations and effectively convey and interpret information over the public safety radio network. 

Additional Information:

Hours of work vary based on scheduled events and emergency situations plus generally 1-2 scheduled day(s) per month for regular meeting attendance and training. Must be available for various shifts including day, afternoon, and evening. Applicants available year-round are encouraged to apply and provide availability at time of application.

For full position details and to apply, visit:

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tinleypark



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